Lamar Cardinals (3-9) at Sam Houston State Bearkats (9-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Johnson Coliseum)
The Line: Sam Houston State Bearkats -8 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Lamar Cardinals and the Sam Houston State Bearkats meet in college basketball action from Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Lamar Cardinals will look to build off of a 71-65 win over Houston Baptist last time out. Davion Buster leads the Cardinals in scoring with 14.9 PPG while Anderson Kopp has 11.6 PPG with 4.9 RPG this season and Avery Sullivan has 11.5 PPG with a team-high 8 RPG this season. Kasen Harrison is putting up 10.2 PPG with a team-high 4.3 APG and Quinlan Bennett has 10.1 PPG with 5.2 RPG this season to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Lamar heading into Wednesday’s game against Sam Houston State. As a team, Lamar is averaging 62.3 PPG on 38.9% shooting from the field, 24.6% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 73.2% shooting from the field, 46% from 3-point range and 35.7% from behind the arc this season.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats will look to build on their current six-game winning streak after a 91-80 win over Central Arkansas last time out. Zach Nutall leads the Bearkats in scoring with 18.9 PPG to go along with 4.9 RPG while Demarkus Lampley has 14.2 PPG to go along with 3.8 RPG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for Sam Houston State up to this point in the year. Tristan Ikpe and Bryce Monroe each have 8 PPG with Ikpe logging a team-high 5.4 RPG while Monroe has 3 APG this season. As a team, Sam Houston State is averaging 81.5 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field, 36.8% from 3-point range and 65% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71.6 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field and 28.8% from 3-point range this season.
Lamar is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Sam Houston State is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record.
I’ve been trying to get myself to make a case for Lamar and the points and I just haven’t been able to get there. Sam Houston State’s been on a roll against the number lately and I just don’t see it stopping here against a Lamar team that’s struggling to shoot the rock. I think Lamar is in a world of trouble here, so I’ll lay the points with Sam Houston State in this spot.